At a time of nature crisis driven by unparalleled rates of biodiversity loss, a new interconnected system to monitor biodiversity around the world is urgently needed to direct and focus conservation action. “The lethal combination of habitat loss, the exploitation of natural populations, pollution, and climate change is causing species
To ensure the success of the Global Biodiversity Framework that is currently being negotiated at COP15, we need to develop a monitoring framework that proposes a suite of indicators by which the Parties can measure progress toward both national and global targets. Read the editorial in Science here.
Images: Genetic variation of individual kelps helps support the species diversity of the marine ecosystem (left). Meanwhile genetic variation is needed for survival of threatened species, such as the Endangered arroyo oak (right), whose isolated populations are experiencing climate change and drought. Credits: SeacologyNZ.com, The Morton Arboretum The
Davos, Switzerland – 26 June to 1 July 2022 The second World Biodiversity Forum (WBF) brought biodiversity researchers and stakeholders across all disciplines to Davos, Switzerland. Under the theme of “Inspiration for Action”, the WBF was packed with GEO BON members and saw motivating workshops, plenaries and presentations on all
The GEO BON Secretariat is happy to announce the official endorsement of the Europa Biodiversity Observation Network (EuropaBON), as a regional BON. The mission of EuropaBON is to overcome existing data gaps and workflow bottlenecks by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. EuropaBON aims to engage